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Recent progress in electrochemical C–N coupling reactions

Electrochemical C–N coupling has generated intense research interest as a promising approach to reduce carbon and nitrogen emissions and store excess renewable electricity in valuable chemicals (e.g.,...

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Electron donor–acceptor (D-A) tuning to achieve soluble covalent organic polymers for optoelectronic devices

Covalent organic polymers (COPs) have emerged as a unique class of luminescent polymers with pre-designed quasi-ordered architectures. However, their layered stacks and limited solubility preclude further...

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Recent progress in flexible organic solar cells

Photovoltaic cells are one of the most promising renewable energy sources to address energy and environmental issues. Amongst the many photovoltaic technologies, organic solar cells (OSCs) have numerous...

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Towards sustainability with self-healing and recyclable perovskite solar cells

Lead halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have been considered one of the most promising candidates for future energy supply, whereas just solar cell does not guarantee sustainability. Owing to the...

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Single-crystal Mn-based oxide as high-rate stable potassium cathode

Mn-based oxides are promising cathode materials for potassium-ion batteries due to their high theoretical capacity and abundant raw materials. However, the anisotropic properties of their conventional...

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In situ surface engineering enables high interface stability and rapid reaction kinetics for Ni-rich cathodes

Layered oxide cathodes with high Ni content promise high energy density and competitive cost for Li-ion batteries (LIBs). However, Ni-rich cathodes suffer from irreversible interface reconstruction...

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SiO-Sn2Fe@C composites with uniformly distributed Sn2Fe nanoparticles as fast-charging anodes for lithium-ion batteries

SiO-based materials represent a promising class of anodes for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), with a high theoretical capacity and appropriate and safe Li-insertion potential. However, SiO experiences...

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High-performance CsPbBr3@Cs4PbBr6/SiO2 nanocrystals via double coating layers for white light emission and visible light communication

Owing to their outstanding optoelectronic properties, all-inorganic CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) are regarded as excellent materials for various optoelectronic applications. Unfortunately,...

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Recent advances in electrochemiluminescence imaging analysis

Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) has been widely applied in imaging owing to features that distinguish it from other microscopic techniques and electrochemical methods, including its high signal-to-noise...

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Electrolyte design for rechargeable anion shuttle batteries

As an emerging new type of battery chemistry, the anion shuttle battery (ASB), based on the shuttling and storage of anions, is considered a sustainable alternative to gigawatt-scale energy storage...

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Differentiating grain and grain boundary ionic conductivities of Li-ion antiperovskite electrolytes

Recently, antiperovskites such as Li2OHX (X ​= ​Cl, Br) have gained attention as possible solid-state electrolytes for use in all-solid-state batteries. Their low melting point allows for scalable manufacturing,...

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Deformation-tolerant metal anodes for flexible sodium–air fiber batteries

Although flexible sodium–air (Na–air) batteries with high theoretical energy density offer promising opportunities for next-generation smart electronics, enhancing the safety and efficiency of flexible...

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Toward dendrite-free and anti-corrosion Zn anodes by regulating a bismuth-based energizer

Aqueous rechargeable zinc metal batteries display high theoretical capacity along with economical effectiveness, environmental benignity and high safety. However, dendritic growth and chemical corrosion...

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Biodegradable composite polymer as advanced gel electrolyte for quasi-solid-state lithium-metal battery

The development of low-cost and eco-friendly gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) with a wide window, ideal compatibility, and structural stability is an effective measure to achieve safe high-energy-density...

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Engineering iron-group bimetallic nanotubes as efficient bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for flexible Zn–air batteries

Air cathode performance is essential for rechargeable zinc–air batteries (ZABs). In this study, we develop a self-templated synthesis technique for fabricating bimetallic alloys (FeNi3), bimetallic...

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Trimethoxyboroxine as an electrolyte additive to enhance the 4.5 ​V cycling performance of a Ni-rich layered oxide cathode

Ni-rich layered oxides are attractive cathode materials for advanced lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) due to their high energy density. However, their large-scale application is seriously hindered by their...

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Stable Ni-rich layered oxide cathode for sulfide-based all-solid-state lithium battery

Sulfide-based all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries (ASSLIBs) are one of the most promising energy storage technologies due to their high safety and ionic conductivity. To achieve greater energy density,...

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Pseudo-concentrated electrolytes for lithium metal batteries

Lithium metal batteries suffer from short lifespans and low Coulombic efficiency (CE) due to the high reactivity of Li and the poor stability of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI). Herein, we propose...

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Tuning the local electronic structure of oxygen vacancies over copper-doped zinc oxide for efficient CO2 electroreduction

Oxygen vacancies in metal oxides can serve as electron trap centers to capture CO2 and lower energy barriers for the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR). Under aqueous electrolytes, however,...

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Precipitate-stabilized surface enabling high-performance Na0.67Ni0.33-xMn0.67ZnxO2 for sodium-ion battery

Electrode interfacial degradations are the key challenges for high-performance rechargeable batteries, usually mitigated through surface modification/coating strategies. Herein, we report a novel mechanism...

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Advanced polymer-based electrolytes in zinc–air batteries

Zinc–air batteries (ZABs) are expected to be some of the most promising power sources for wearable and portable electronic devices and have received widespread research interest. As an ion conductor...

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Phase engineering of metal nanocatalysts for electrochemical CO2 reduction

The electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) offers a green and sustainable process to convert CO2 into valuable chemical stocks and fuels. Metal is one of the most promising types of catalysts...

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Highly aligned lithiophilic electrospun nanofiber membrane for the multiscale suppression of Li dendrite growth

Using inorganic fibrous membranes as protective layers has yielded success in suppressing dendrite growth. However, conventional fibrous membranes usually have large voids and low affinity for Li, promoting...

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ITO/Cu multilayer electrodes for high-brightness electrochromic displays

Fabry–Perot (F–P) nanocavity-type electrochromic devices with multicolor tunability have attracted significant interest in the past two years for their potential uses in a wide variety of applications,...

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Amorphous germanium-crystalline bismuth films as a promising anode for magnesium-ion batteries

Magnesium-ion batteries (MIBs) are promising alternatives to lithium-ion batteries due to their safety and high theoretical specific capacity, and the abundance of magnesium reserves. However, their...

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